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Designing Business. Defining Tomorrow

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Designing Business. Defining Tomorrow

School of Business

Designing Business. Defining Tomorrow

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Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBKF - S76)

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What You'll Study

 

First Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BA0275 Business Accounting
This module will provide students with an understanding of the fundamental accounting principles underlying accounting practice, from the preparation of accounting records to the financial statements of a company. It will also cover accounting for cash, property, plant and equipment as well as Goods and Services Tax. Students will learn how to analyse and interpret a simple set of financial statements for a company.
90
BA0300 Business and Technology
Technology can transform business and therefore businesses must understand the technology available to them. This module teaches students the emerging trends in technology as they relate to a wide variety of businesses. Students will also learn strategies to apply technology based on business models. At the end of the module, students will be able to identify and recommend various technology tools and platforms to transform business in an industry specific to their course of study.
60
BA0358 Fundamentals of Marketing
Introduces the basics in marketing to students. Topics include the strategic marketing management process, market opportunities analysis and target market selection. The elements of the marketing mix will also be examined. An integrated approach will be adopted to discuss how these elements can be blended to produce an effective marketing programme.
90
BA0392 Business Negotiation Skills
Provides students an opportunity to learn about the importance of personal grooming and networking skills in a business environment. Students will be taught the key principles of negotiation and strategies to develop effective business negotiation skills. At the end of the module, students will be able to appreciate the influence of psychology and culture on business negotiation and conflict management and develop effective negotiation strategies.
45
BA0508 Economics
Economics will provide students with an understanding of the micro and macroeconomic concepts and applications which are needed in decision-making processes in the business world. It also enables students to have a better understanding and appreciation of the larger economic environment that they are facing.
90
BA0509 Management and Human Resource Practices
Management & human resource practices covers the management functions performed by managers, skills and competencies required of managers and organisational behaviour concepts. It highlights the importance of managing human resources and the responsibilities of a manager in carrying out the human resource functions.
90
BAXXXX Elective
Basket of Electives can be existing modules offered within School of Business (SB) or other Schools.
60
LC8001 General Education 1
Aims to equip students with critical reasoning skills and provide them with opportunities to practise critical thinking through the exploration of contemporary social issues. It also provides a platform for students to learn the basics of arguments through the formal argumentation structure.
30
LC8002 General Education 2
Aims to equip students with the skills to critically analyse the elements of persuasion in narratives used in a variety of contexts to appreciate the power of storytelling in our daily life. Students will also explore the history of discrimination in societies and craft their responses through their own narrative.
30
MS 1100 Business Statistics
Provides foundation for students to be equipped with quantitative skills, understanding of basic statistical concepts and their relevance in business. It is designed to train students with the statistical research skills from data analysis through manual means and software, data representation and interpretation that will allow them to make informed decisions. The statistical problem-solving process is taught as a method in addressing business-related statistical problems. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and linear regression.
60
MS1522 IT & Data Analysis for Business
Provides students with the essential features of spreadsheet to support data analysis for business applications. Topics covered include spreadsheet applications, fundamental data analysis, professional presentations and proper documentation. This module will impart the necessary skills to analyse worksheet data, apply fundamental data analysis techniques to improve productivity and streamline their day-to-day operational work. Equipped with these fundamentals, students will be able to apply these skills to construct business and financial models for today’s fast changing business environment.
60
SP101A Education and Career Guidance 1
A compulsory module for all first year students, ECG 1 aims to develop an understanding of personal interests, strengths, values and life goals. With greater knowledge and understanding of self, planning and decision making in choosing a future career can be better developed. Some topics covered in ECG 1 include ‘Defining My SP Life’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Discovering My Interests’, ‘Planning for Success – My Personal Action Plan’ and more.
15

Second Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BA0209 Financial and Management Accounting
Students will learn to analyse and interpret financial statements using tools such as horizontal and vertical analyses, conduct budgeting, ratios and breakeven analysis, management accounts and decision making.
60
BA2034 Corporate Finance
Focuses on basic tenets in financial management such as risk-return concepts, valuation models and strategic long-term investment and financing decisions. Capital budgeting techniques under certainty and risk as well as special topics in financial decisions on dividend policies, economic value added (EVA), management performance indicators and mergers, etc. are included.
60
BA2045 Financial Planning
Introduces the students to the principles and current practices of personal financial planning. It provides an overview of risk management, insurance planning, tax planning, retirement planning, estate planning and credit management. The Financial Advisers Act that governs the practice of financial planners is also introduced.
60
BA2056 Financial Markets and Institutions
Introduces the features and activities in the financial markets of Singapore and the world. At the conclusion of this module students will be able to understand the roles and operations of financial institutions and other key market players, appreciate the roles of regulatory bodies including the Central Bank (MAS) in the current trend of deregulation competition and globalisation and understand the nature activities instruments/products and services of various financial markets namely primary and secondary markets money markets capital markets and derivatives markets.
60
BA2080 Customer Service Experience
Aims to equip students with sales and relationship skills necessary in wealth advisory and management. Topics will cover the client marketing process from a non-technical angle. These include: the phase on pre-customer acquisition groundwork, after-sales service and relationship deepening. Design Thinking tools will be infused into the module to create customer-centric solutions.
60
BA2081 Equity and Fixed Income Analysis
Provides a working knowledge of the equity and bond markets and the key players. Major equity topics include dealing mechanics, fundamental analysis and common valuation models. The module also examines the investment characteristics of fixed income securities, bond price volatility and behaviour and basic bond portfolio strategies.
60
BA2082 Financial Regulations and Compliance
The module aims to familiarise students with the stockbroking industry and regulatory framework relating to securities trading in Singapore. Students will learn the rules and regulations governing securities trading, public listing, stockbroking operations, dealing ethics, money laundering, takeovers and corporate disclosure.
60
BA2107 Business Analytics
This module aims to introduce the basic business analytics skills to students, allowing them to gain business insights through raw data and apply this skillset across different industries. Students will have an overview of the business analytics success pillars framework. They will be using Excel to identify patterns and trends, using Dashboards for analysis and presentation and applying Linear Regression to raw data to establish relationships.
60
BA2211 Enterprise Risk Management
The module will give students a basic grasp of risks faced by financial institutions and businesses as in the course of their operations. Selected risks will be analysed, including the ways in which these risks are generated, measured, and reported. The module will also describe some ways in which these risks can be managed, or hedged.
60
BAXXXX Elective
Basket of Electives can be existing modules offered within School of Business (SB) or other Schools.
60
LC8003 Social Innovation Project
Aims to equip students with the Design Thinking mindset, methods and tools to conceptualise innovative solutions for real life problems. Students will explore a social cause, go through the practical rigour of the Design Thinking process and apply suitable tools to fulfil the objectives of the project. Students will also be exposed to trends and issues related to themes, such as Healthcare, Active Ageing, Environment, and Social Integration. In the process, they will develop a better understanding of themselves and the world, as well as the positive impact they can make.
30
LC8004 General Education 3
Aims to enhance students’ knowledge and appreciation of a broad range of social, political and economic issues. Students will learn about the importance and relevance of information literacy skills as well as develop their ability to assess the validity and reliability of information from different sources, consider diverse perspectives, and put forward a convincing point of view.
30
SP201A Education and Career Guidance 2
ECG 2 is taken by all second year students. This module aims to develop professional skills necessary to seek and secure work. It also guides the students on how to discover and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work effectiveness and changes related to work. Topics covered in this module include ‘Job Search and Market Trends’, ‘Discovering Your Unique Selling Point’, ‘Resilience’, ‘Work Place Values’ and more.
30
ST3001 Web Stack for Business
This module teaches students basic coding and familiarises students with various technologies used to create functional applications. The module also introduces the students to prototyping tools that allow business students to design user-centric applications.
60
Choice of 2 Electives in the Second Year.
 

Third Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BA2048 International Trade Finance & Documentation
Covers the functions and uses of trade documents, trade terms, the various methods of payments in trade, the risks faced by traders in international trade, and the different types of counter trade. In addition, students are taught the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) “Uniform Rules for Collection” and “Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits”. Introduces students to the basics of trade, practical aspects of importing and exporting goods, and the various shipping documents commonly encountered in shipping goods internationally by both sea and air freights. Students will also be exposed to INCO terms, shipping procedures and shipping terminologies.
60
BA0400 Business Law
Commences with the basic features of the Singapore legal system. It then proceeds to introduce students to the basic principles of contract law, the Sale of Goods Act, the law of tort, cheques, agency and intellectual property. The legal aspects of business organisations will also be covered.
60
BA2021 Portfolio Management*
Introduces the procedures involved in portfolio management. Key topics include quantifying risk and return, analysing portfolio theories and evaluating portfolio performance.
90
BA2049 Credit Risk Analysis and Management
Provides a basic understanding of the various credit functions in a bank in the context of lending to consumers individuals and corporations. Features of various consumer and corporate loan facilities will be introduced. Students will be able to understand the credit administration function in a bank and the major causes and management of problem loans and they will be equipped with practical tools pertaining to consumer and corporate credit risk analysis including financial, business and industry analysis.
60
BA2083 Treasury and Derivatives
Provides an overview of the foreign exchange market, money market, and other financial markets. Students will be introduced to the mechanics of trading in the various instruments in these markets and using these instruments for funding and investment. The module will also discuss the nature of futures markets, behaviour of futures prices and the mechanics of futures trading. Financial futures and options will be introduced as trading and hedging strategies. Students will have exposure to simulated forex and derivatives trading.
60
BA2084 Final Year Project*
Provides students an opportunity to integrate the banking and finance knowledge they have acquired from the course to work as a team to analyse issues, synthesize information and solve problems to provide customer-centric solutions.
90
BAXXXX Elective
Basket of Electives can be existing modules offered within School of Business (SB) or other Schools.
60
IC7004 Internship programme (with FinTech Option)
Enables students to gain professional experience through work attachments to organisations with banking or financial trading functions.
22 weeks
* Choice of 1 out of 2 modules
 
 

Please note: Course structure subject to change.

 
The world is becoming technology-driven. As a result, understanding and appreciating FINTECH is paramount. The school allows us students to choose between taking an internship at a local FI or at a Fintech company. I chose to intern at a local Fintech company and I hope the experience will be one that i will never forget! I am looking forward to learn as much from my internship that will allow me to stay relevant in my future careers and puts me one step ahead of other people.
Javen Goh Yu Bin
Year 3
Fintech Internship Student
The curriculum is relevant and has equipped students either for work or university education….I cannot even distinguish the course contents at SP with those at local and US universities for similar majors.
Prof Chen RenBao
NUS (Dept of Finance)